Late Major Mahama given special honour on Remembrance Day

Late Major Mahama given special honour on Remembrance Day

Last Saturday, November 11 was observed as the 72nd Remembrance Day.

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Remembrance Day: Major Mahama finds place among revered veterans

Some veterans showing their marching skills

As expected, President Nana Akufo-Addo joined ex-Servicemen and the security agencies at the Christiansborg War Cemetery, at Osu in Accra to mark the occasion.

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Remembrance Day: Major Mahama finds place among revered veterans

A section of the top brass of security agencies at the ceremony

One key feature which caught attention was the inclusion of the late Major Maxwell Mahama on a banner made for the occasion.

Remembrance Day: Major Mahama finds place among revered veterans

The late Major Mahama placed in the middle of the banner

The banner which had the late Major Mahama in the middle had veterans like Sergeant Cornelius Francis Adjetey.

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Remembrance Day: Major Mahama finds place among revered veterans

President Akufo-Addo on his way to lay a wreath on behalf of government

Sergeant Adjetey and two others, Corporal Patrick Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, were killed in 1948 by British police officers when attempted to pay protest the non-payment of their benefits as war veterans for the Great Britain.

Remembrance Day: Major Mahama finds place among revered veterans

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker also laid a wreath

Their death is regarded as the basis for the 1948 riots which in turn started the processes towards Ghana's eventual independence in 1957.

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Remembrance Day: Major Mahama finds place among revered veterans

Presidential Candidate of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet was also there

They have enjoyed some form of heroic status for their fates and for the late Major Maxwell Mahama to be counted among them, it is heartwarming.

Remembrance Day: Major Mahama finds place among revered veterans

President Akufo-Addo and High Commissioner Walker posed with the veterans

Meanwhile parliament has passed the Major Mahama Trust Fund bill and it is waiting for President Akufo-Addo to assent to.

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